Ralph, Lester (cover illus).
Philadelphia. Curtis Publishing Co., 01 - 1915.
January 1915 complete issue of the magazine, color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, illustrated throughout in color and black and white, 54 pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. General wear and toning to covers; 3 inch tear to front cover; 3 punctures throughout magazine at top corners and upper center, presumably from magazine having been affixed to something; 2 inch mailing label to front cover; 5 inch splits to tail of spine and 2 inch split to head of spine with some paper loss. Interior in good clean condition overall. Many beautifully illustrated advertisements for clothing and domestic goods, as well as articles, advice, and fiction. Cover illustration of a dancing couple by Lester Ralph. Features include: "The Best-Known Girl in America: Mary Pickford Tells What it Means to be a 'Movie' Actress", "The Pavlowana: The First of New Series of Social Dances by Mademoiselle Anna Pavlowa" (with sheet music), and much more. Four pages of interior design ideas, including: "Other Women's Rooms", "How Other Women Planned Their Kitchens", "What Women Have Done in Farmhouses", and, of greatest interest to people of the 21st century, "My Small City Apartment: How I arranged to Get Much into Little Room". Also provided: color illustrations and floorplans of duplexes and apartment houses. A wonderful resource for historians, costume designers and graphic designers. Item #56006